On a quiet block of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens–lined with similar round-fronted row houses and low-rise brick apartments–this thoughtfully-renovated, 20-foot-wide limestone townhouse is move-in ready, no contractor required. Asking $1.95 million, 176 Lefferts Avenue changed hands in 2014 for $1.6 million, and just before that in 2013 for $830,000 to a local developer–so you can see how much property values in this neighborhood have changed in recent years. Though the home has been renovated for use as a one-family, it’s legally a two-family if you wanted to take advantage of the income–or other expansion–potential.
Inside, you’ll find warmth and period details as well as state-of-the-art modern upgrades. While the home, at only two floors and a finished English basement, is hardly palatial, it’s still a townhouse in the city, with four bedrooms, a private backyard and plenty of room for living–within a couple of blocks of an express subway.
A big, bright, airy triple parlor floor is where the living happens; here you’ll find a powder room and a pretty cook’s kitchen with marble countertops, a Bertazzoni range, a Bosch dishwasher, a Fisher Paykel refrigerator and a built-in 70-bottle Bosch wine fridge.
Just off the kitchen a landscaped garden features a bluestone patio and custom cedar seating. An in-ground irrigation system makes yard maintenance effortless.
Upstairs, a skylight summons sunlight to the hallway between the home’s four bedrooms, all with big closets. The master bedroom features beautiful bay windows, exposed brick and a skylit master bath.
The master bath offers a double sink and a walk-in glass-walled shower. The other bedrooms also share a full bath; both are done in clean black-and-white subway tile.
The finished English basement is perfect for use as a guest room, media room or gym. You’ll also be happy to find a laundry room, a big pantry, more storage and a half bath on this floor (no need to bring the party upstairs). Additional updates include central air, a high-end security system, a garbage disposal, all-new insulation, windows, electric system, roof and boiler and updated plumbing, so there’s nothing to do but unpack.
Located within the Lefferts Historic District, you’re near the park and your choice of subways as well as plenty of restaurants and cafes old and new and cultural destinations like the Brooklyn Zoo and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.
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Neighborhoods : Prospect Lefferts Garden